Dates: May 25 - 27, 2022
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 highly qualified trial lawyers and senior in-house counsel, personally selected from across the United States, to discuss representing corporations and individuals in white-collar crime related matters.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group examines the most pressing issues faced in white-collar crime and enforcement, including internal investigations, trial tactics and war stories. Participants learn how others address these problems and identify practical solutions that can work for them.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
EDWARD J. CASTAING, JR. graduated from Tulane Law School in 1971. He worked as an associate with Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, and Read (now Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P.) in the real estate and corporate section. Looking for the opportunity to become a trial attorney and, particularly, to work with the esteemed F. Irvin Dymond (1914-1998), Mr. Castaing joined the firm of Dymond and Crull in 1975. His present firm, Crull, Castaing & Lilly, Pan American Life Center, 601 Poydras Street, Suite 2323, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, (504) 581-7700, is the successor to Mr. Dymond’s original firm.
Mr. Castaing has practiced extensively in the area of criminal law, personal injury, and commercial litigation. He has tried numerous federal white-collar criminal cases, state and federal drug offenses, and all other state criminal cases. Mr. Castaing has represented corporate and individual clients before federal grand juries, and many who faced federal investigations for fraud, criminal tax, environmental violations, antitrust and business crimes of all types. He successfully defended an attorney in the Government’s criminal case against former Governor Edwin Edwards, Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana, Jim Brown, and that attorney, in Baton Rouge (September 18 -October 11, 2000); and, another attorney, in the federal criminal tax prosecution against him, which was successfully defended in May 2005. Mr. Castaing was also the successful defense attorney in the celebrated first-degree murder case of State of Louisiana v. Anthony Keko, which was tried in Plaquemines Parish in 1993. The Keko trial and Mr. Castaing’s role in it were the subject of a British Broadcasting Corporation special, which aired on the Arts and Entertainment channel in the United States and England, and were also featured on the ABC Evening News, in an ABC News special program, and the CBS program, “60 Minutes”. Mr. Keko was set free.Mr. Castaing also represented a registered nurse arrested for four counts of second-degree murder in the highly publicized euthanasia investigation conducted by the Louisiana Attorney General following Hurricane Katrina, which involved allegations of euthanizing patients in Memorial Hospital while New Orleans was flooded. The State’s investigation was concluded without criminal charges.
Mr. Castaing has been a member of the adjunct faculty of Tulane Law School, teaching trial advocacy since the inception of the program in 1977, through the present. Since 2007, he has served as co-Director of the Trial Advocacy Program. He also has taught undergraduate pre-law and business law courses at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University. Mr. Castaing has lectured at the following CLE programs:
New Orleans Bar Association, 12/19/19, “Masters of the Courtroom –Closing Arguments”; Louisiana State Bar Association, 12/11/19, “CLE Unwrapped”; Louisiana State Bar Association, 11/17/18, “New York, New York”; Jefferson Bar Association, 3/29/17 –4/1/17, “30thAnnual CLE by the Sea”; Louisiana State Bar Association, 12/5/16, “Motions! Motions! Motions!”;11/17/12, “Business Crimes,” in New York, New York; Louisiana State Bar Association, 11/23/09, “Avoiding a White Collar Indictment”, New York, New York; Louisiana State Bar Association, 11/20/09, “Fraud: Commercial Litigation in the Criminal Context”; Jefferson Bar Association, “Avoiding Becoming a White-Collar Defendant”, 3/30/07; Jefferson Bar Association, “White Collar Crime”, 4/1/04; American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Environmental Crimes, Enforcement for Criminal and Civil Practitioners, 1/30/04; Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, “Defending Wiretaps, 12/5/03; National Business Institute, “Criminal Defense Litigation in Louisiana,” 3/14/97; and New Orleans Bar Association, “Evidence and Experts,” 12/23/96. He was a frequent guest speaker on the New Orleans Bar Association television program, “It’s the Law”.
Mr. Castaingorganized, chaired and has been the moderator for the Louisiana State Bar Association CLE Program, “White Collar Crime Symposium”, held in 2009-2020, and here in after and continuing, an annual in-depth seminar on white collar crime, featuring highly recognized experts in this field.
Mr. Castaing attended, and will attend, by invitation, the “Forum on Corporate Enforcement,” in 2012-2020, conducted by and for a limited number of federal white-collar defense counsel on the national level, and serves on the Planning Committee.
Mr. Castaing was a member of the Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge, Nov. 1994-Jan., 1995; and, again, for the re-appointment of twootherU.S. Magistrate Judges, in 2014; as appointed by the Judges of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Mr. Castaing is also a member, Advisory Board, VOA Comprehensive Sanction Center (Half-way House) from 1994-present.
Mr. Castaing is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since September 1983 and is recognized by Super Lawyers for white collar criminal defense, and by similar groups.
Mr. Castaing is a member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Association of Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, The American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and New Orleans Bar Association.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
Built on genuine interactions and long-lasting connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions between senior outside and in-house counsel considered the preeminent leaders in white-collar crime and enforcement.
"The learning experience is invaluable. So much more than a CLE. It is totally interactive and conversational at a high level, but, most important is the camaraderie and new friends I've made."Eddie Castaing Crull, Castaing & Lilly New Orleans, LA
“The Forum offers a unique and invaluable opportunity to discuss important developments in the law surrounding corporate enforcement, white collar issues, and regulatory proceedings with experienced senior lawyers in a collegial environment under agreed-upon rules of confidentiality. I look forward to renewing friendships at the Forum every year and continuing many of them while working on cases together in the interim months.”Doug R. Young Farella Braun + Martel LLP San Francisco, CA
"These trial lawyers come from all parts of the country. They are all at the top of their profession on the cutting edge of developments and overflowing with experience and insight. They trust each other, help each other, inform each other and share their secrets. It is a professional as well as a personal privilege to be included in this group."Greg Craig Former White House Counsel Washington, D.C.
"This is easily the most substantive conference for white collar lawyers. The most troubling and in-depth cutting-edge issues are discussed by a roundtable of recognized practitioners from around the country. War stories are kept to a minimum; questions are debated; tips and insights are shared."Tai H. Park Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP New York, NY